Burnese Jones

Burnese Jones

Friday July 3rd, 1925 - Saturday April 10th, 2021
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Burnese R. Jones, 95, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Chattanooga. She was born in Elbert County, Georgia, to the late Roger McIntosh and Hattie M. Jones. She graduated from Elbert County Georgia High School. She is retired from Chattanooga City Schools. She is of the Jehovah Witness Faith. She loved gardening, cooking and singing.

She is predeceased by her first husband, Roger Rucker; her second husband of 27 years, Wiley Jones; daughter, Marie Shropshire; sisters, Vesta Cole and Ozella Heard; brothers, Edward McIntosh and Mozella McIntosh.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanester Lenear, of Chattanooga, Diane (James) Headlee, of Knoxville, Couletta (Ed) Townsend, Denisce Harner, and Pauline Green, all of Chattanooga; sons, Joseph Rucker, Charles (Margaret) Rucker, and Paul Rucker, all of Chattanooga; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren; special friends, Jerome Hadley, Annette Kyle, and Lucille Davis.

A public viewing will be held 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the funeral home, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 pm. Interment: Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 1:00pm
    Hamilton Memorial Gardens
    Address Not Available


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